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Postdoctoral Fellow in Transnational Asian Studies

Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Additional explanation regarding three of the required documents:
- Writing sample: If the writing sample is published online, a web link can be submitted instead of the paper itself.
- Research statement: This should address one's research agenda and publication strategy.
- Transcript(s): An unofficial transcription can be submitted; please note that an official transcript clearly indicating conferral of a Ph.D. degree will be required before an offer is made.


There is no application deadline, and this position will remain open until filled.

Posting Details

Position Information

Job Title Postdoctoral Fellow in Transnational Asian Studies
Department Chao Center for Asian Studies
Full Time/Part Time Full-Time
Requisition Number P17079
Open Date 04/24/2017
Close Date
Benefits Eligible Yes
Position Summary

The Chao Center for Asian Studies (CCAS) at Rice University in Houston, Texas is currently accepting applications for the Annette and Hugh Gragg postdoctoral research fellowship in Transnational Asian Studies with an emphasis on Asian American Studies to begin July 1, 2017. By “transnational,” we mean an approach that devotes particular attention to the movement of people, products, ideas, technologies, etc. across established borders and boundaries. The search is open to geographical areas within Asia (including Asian America) and to a broad historical time of research.

The annual stipend is $50,000, with an additional $5,000 for research and travel expenses and a one-time relocation allowance of $3,000. Renewal for the second year will be contingent upon the appointee’s performance in the first year.

Education Required PhD or other Doctoral Degree
Concentration / Degree Type

Applicants must have a PhD degree in hand by the time of appointment in one of the following fields: Anthropology, Art History, Asian American Studies, Asian Studies, Cinema, Comparative Literature, Global Health Studies, History, Political Science, Religion, Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, or Women’s/Gender/Sexuality Studies.

We are particularly interested in applicants whose research concerns transnational science and technology studies.

Education Preferred
Experience Required No experience required
Type of Experience
Experience Preferred
Skills Required

Research productivity

Skills Preferred
Physical Demands

Typical office environment, moving across campus to meet collaborators.

Working Conditions

Typical office environment.

Security Sensitive No
Special Instructions to Applicants

Additional explanation regarding three of the required documents:

- Writing sample: If the writing sample is published online, a web link can be submitted instead of the paper itself.

- Research statement: This should address one’s research agenda and publication strategy.

- Transcript(s): An unofficial transcription can be submitted; please note that an official transcript clearly indicating conferral of a Ph.D. degree will be required before an offer is made.


There is no application deadline, and this position will remain open until filled.

Quick Link for Posting http://jobs.rice.edu/postings/10245

Job Duties

Job Duty Name Teaching
Description of Job Duty

- Teach one class per year.

Percentage of Time 20
Job Duty Name Research and publication
Description of Job Duty

- Participate in the Chao Center’s Transnational Asia Research Initiative (TARI) leading to one public seminar and two publishable articles per year.

Percentage of Time 80

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Writing Sample
  3. Curriculum Vitae
  4. Research Statement
  5. Transcripts
  6. Sample Syllabus
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a PhD or other doctoral degree in either Anthropology, Art History, Asian American Studies, Asian Studies, Cinema, Comparative Literature, Global Health Studies, History, Political Science, Religion, Science and Technology Studies, Sociology, or Women’s/Gender/Sexuality Studies?
    • Yes
    • Not currently, but will by June 30, 2017
    • No